False Spring is a long, sweet ramble of an album. Like the view from an early morning flight, it assumes a vantage where everything looks still and glowing and peaceful. . . A companion for the long haul”

- PITCHFORK

Discography

False Spring

Love Everlasting 7″ (2012)

See-Saw (2009)

Duskland

Noise of Welcome (2011)

Walking Papers (2008)

Blue Rider (2013)

Come Quietly 7″ (2010)

Outlander Sessions (2005)

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WHAT THE CRITICS HAVE SAID

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False Spring is a long, sweet ramble of an album. Like the view from an early morning flight, it assumes a vantage where everything looks still and glowing and peaceful. . .A companion for the long haul

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[False Spring] is a raft in waters that aren’t so forgiving and it’s worth holding on tight.

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Zachary Cale is a helluva guitar player, his understated picking patterns interweave like latticework, thrust through dusky production, whispering and lush strings…

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Blue Rider is an album obsessed with atmosphere, color, and feeling. Cale sings with a laid-back air, surrounded by a bed of droned-out guitars, reverb-drenched soundscapes, and a steady forward-moving percussive propulsion. It all conspires together to lull you into a drifting trance. It’s a milkshake of rollicking country, blues, ’60s rock, and modern singer-songwriter, painted in hues perfect for enriching a late night walk in the city.

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7.9     The first thing beckoning you towards Blue Rider is its atmosphere— spacious, cool, distant. Zachary Cale’s mesmerizing finger-picking, drawing on open-string drone and country blues tunings, wanders restlessly around a clean, well-lit place of a mix, synths humming like 3am refrigerators and chiming guitars confusing your sense of middle distance. It is a misty, gorgeous record, a space that feels wonderful to roam around in…

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These are generous songs, filled with a need for connection and conversation... it’s hard not to hear 2020 in virtually every moment of False Spring

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"Whether acoustic or electric, his playing speaks to you plainly, directly and rather beautifully.

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Even before you hear his guitar’s golden drone, Zachary Cale’s mesmerizing Louisiana drawl will suck you in. . . Duskland is Cale’s twilight, an album of fleeting, thorny significance.

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These songs can fill up space or carve it out, but either way Duskland marks another evolution in Cale’s sound, another shift in textures and sonic landscape that reflects the unique themes and beauties of this record. These songs are bittersweet, haunting yet hopeful, and endlessly listenable. Duskland is Cale’s golden hour.

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Playing solo and with full band accompaniment, this loner/Leonard Cohen acolyte plays an accomplished guitar and writes serious lyrics with poetic depth.

-STILL SINGLE/DUSTED MAGAZINE
originally posted in Dusted 2011 →

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New York transplant, Zachary Cale’s folk sound is as beautifully raw as they come. . . His unusual voice and poetic songwriting are pleasantly welcomed surprises.

Biography

Zachary Cale is a NYC based songwriter/musician originally hailing from the small town of Enon, Louisiana. His music ranges from lyrically driven balladry over American Primitive inspired guitar playing to Cosmic Country music and cerebral Folk Rock.

For the past decade Cale has been releasing records under his own name via a number of labels including his own imprint All Hands Electric. His latest album Duskland was released in 2015 on No Quarter to critical acclaim.

Contact

Media & Booking Inquiries

& BAND CONTACT
Contact: Zachary Cale
zacharycale@gmail.com

Licensing/ Syncs

TERROR BIRD
Contact: Lauren Ross
lauren@terrorbird.com

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